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November-28-18
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Incentive Prizes
 
The benefits of incentive-based challenges: “No matter who you are, most of the smartest people work for someone else.”

 
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BOOKS
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The Innovation Navigator
 
Transforming your organization in the era of digital design and collaborative culture.
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Ion Drive
 
Inspired by Star Trek, MIT researchers have created a plane powered by an ion drive, with no moving parts (solid state flight).

 
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Smell-o-vision
Designed to be used with existing VR headsets, the Vaqso VR module brings a new level the VR experience with its library of scents ranging from curry to zombies.
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MyPark
Want to relieve your parking anxiety this busy holiday season? MyPark lets you reserve a parking space, then uses a robot to guard your space until you arrive.
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Thin Flexible RFID/NFC device on Metal

This is the only solution to achieve thin thickness to applications where RF/NFC/RFID antenna and electronics are applied on face of metallic items or any other device (PC, tablet, mobile, PDA), within metallic items, or directly on any device battery.

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Affordable Transportation Network Wins
$1 Million Open Innovation Prize
Roshni Rides, Pakistan
Every year for eight years thousands of students around the world have participated in the Hult Prize, an open innovation competition that seeks innovative solutions to such tough social issues as water access, energy and food security. It lays claim to being the biggest start-up accelerator in the world and awards millions of dollars to winners, including a grand prize of $1 million.
 
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IoT Tech Expo 2019
London, UK • Apr 25-26, 2019
12,000 attendees will explore the latest IoT innovations covering manufacturing, transport, health, logistics, government, energy, automotive and more.
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Famae Water Challenge
Deadline: Feb-15-19
Seeking a product or service that helps with water cleanliness, accessibility and preservation in all areas of the world.
€2,000,000
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When Innovation Goes Wrong, we shouldn’t Blame Technology, but Ourselves

By Greg Satell

As our technology becomes almost unimaginably powerful, there is growing apprehension and fear that we will be unable to control what we create. The emergence of significant new technologies unleash forces we can’t hope to understand at the outset and struggle to deal with long after. Yet the most significant issues are most likely to be social in nature and those are the ones we desperately need to focus on.

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Stratos-Fear
In an effort to combat climate change, Harvard researchers will release calcium carbonate into the stratosphere to test its ability to reflect sunlight.
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CRISPR Babies?
A Chinese scientist claims to have made the first CRISPR-edited babies, in an effort to protect them from becoming infected by the HIV virus carried by their fathers.
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